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Have You Recently Been Involved in a Pedestrian Accident in Portland, Oregon?

We understand the suffering you may be going through as an injured pedestrian, and we are committed to fighting for your rights.

With our expertise, we will tirelessly advocate for you and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible. Our track record of success speaks for itself, and we are ready to put our skills to work for you.

Contact Goldberg & Loren today for a free consultation. Let our pedestrian accident lawyers handle the legalities while you focus on your recovery. Don’t wait, take action now and get the justice you deserve.

What are Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrian accidents refer to incidents in which a person on foot is hit by a car, a bus, a truck an e-scooter, or another motorized vehicle. 

These accidents can occur in various settings, including intersections, crosswalks, parking lots, and along roadways. Pedestrian accidents often result in severe injuries to the person on foot due to the vulnerability of pedestrians compared to motorized vehicles. [1]

It is unfortunate, but in Portland between 2018 and 2022, 40% of all traffic-related fatalities were represented by pedestrian accidents. Most of these pedestrians were hit by vehicles at intersections. [2]

What are Pedestrian Accidents?

Types of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can occur in various ways, often involving collisions between pedestrians and vehicles or other hazards. Here are some common types of pedestrian accidents:

  • Construction Zone Accidents
  • Crosswalk Accidents
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Parking Lot Accidents

Causes of Pedestrian Accident

The causes of pedestrian accidents are diverse and often involve a combination of factors. Here are some factors often responsible for pedestrian accidents:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Driver Inattention
  • Failure to Yield
  • Ignoring Traffic Signals
  • Impaired Driving
  • Poor Visibility
  • Poorly Designed Infrastructure
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
  • Weather Conditions

Common Injuries Caused By Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic, but the seriousness of the injuries usually relates to the speed of the vehicle, the point of impact, and the age and health of the pedestrian. Here are injuries often caused by pedestrian accidents:

  • Amputations
  • Bruises and Contusions
  • Burns
  • Cuts and Abrasions
  • Dislocations
  • Facial Injuries
  • Fractures and Broken Bones

Due to the seriousness of pedestrian accident injuries, they can be responsible for unexpected deaths.  If you have lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Portland to discuss how to file a wrongful death claim

Common Injuries Caused By Pedestrian Accidents

Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accident Cases in Portland

In Portland, the Statute of Limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years, this does include pedestrian accidents.

The discovery rule allows the two-year period to begin when the injury should have been discovered, rather than when it occurred.

For minors, the Statute of Limitations is tolled until they reach 18 years of age. Government entities have a shorter timeline for filing insurance claims, typically 180 days, and additional requirements for providing notice.

Various other exceptions may apply; Contact our dedicated personal injury lawyers in Portland to discuss time limits for your specific situation. 

How Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help My Case?

Our pedestrian accident lawyers play a major role in helping pedestrian accident victims make full recovery. Here are ways in which our pedestrian accident lawyers can assist with your case:

  • Legal Advice and Guidance: Our pedestrian accident lawyers can provide you with legal advice tailored to your specific situation. We will help you understand your rights, responsibilities, and potential legal options.
  • Investigation and Evidence Gathering: Our personal injury lawyers will conduct thorough investigations into the circumstances surrounding the pedestrian accident. This may involve collecting evidence such as witness statements, accident reports, surveillance footage, and medical records.
  • Determining Liability: Identifying the party or parties at fault is crucial in pedestrian accident claims. Our experienced attorneys can analyze the evidence to determine liability, whether it’s the driver of a vehicle, a property owner, or another party.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: Our pedestrian accident injury attorneys are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies. We can handle communications with the at-fault party’s insurance provider to seek fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.
  • Calculating Damages: Lawyers can help you assess the full extent of your damages, including both economic and non-economic losses. This may involve evaluating medical bills, future medical expenses, lost income, and the loss of quality of life.
  • Filing a Lawsuit: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, our pedestrian injury lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf. We will guide you through the legal process, file necessary court documents, and represent you in court.
  • Advocacy in Court: In the event that your case goes to court, we will provide professional legal representation. We present evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and argue on your behalf to seek a favorable judgment.
How Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help My Case?

Hiring our pedestrian accident lawyers in Portland will significantly increase your chances of achieving a favorable outcome in your case. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today and let us work together to get justice and your financial recovery.

Sources:

[1] Pedestrian Safety. (n.d.). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved December 29, 2023, from https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety/pedestrian_safety/index.html

[2] Pedestrian overrepresentation in traffic deaths. (n.d.). Portland.gov. https://www.portland.gov/transportation/vision-zero/pedestrian-overrepresentation-traffic-deaths

Goldberg & Loren

6500 S Macadam Ave Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
(971) 339-8080

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